Relying on tenants to file complaints doesn't work
Some tenants may be just too scared to file complaints about substandard housing. That's one reason Red Wing city staff and inspectors want to change the housing code.
"The crux of the problem is that right now our ordinance is enforced entirely by a complaint process," City Planner Brian Peterson said. "In other words, we have no right as a city or inspectors to go into a property to see if it's meeting our codes unless we receive a complaint."